Counter Reformation

4.8
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$30 and under
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Wine Bar
WALK-IN ONLY 5:00-9:00pm.

Please don't hesitate to walk-in. Waits aren't long and definitely worthwhile.

Bar seating and ledge-leaning is the rule of thumb -- think Paris tabac or the zinc -- the heat of local life, crowded with regulars at the counter waiting for their vin rouge. Here you'll find our Cave à Manger, an eclectic curation of wines by the glass offered with a menu of small plated savory delicacies created for this tasting smorgasbord. More than an amuse-bouche, less than a serving. Range, variety, exploration and discovery are the point.
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4.8based on all time ratings
4.7
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4.9
service
4.9
ambience
4.6
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Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food and wine were amazing! They could do with a hostess to coordinate the reservations as they come in.

AL
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here many times before. Love both the food and the ambiance.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Service - excellent, atmosphere - excellent, wine - excellent, food - absolutely terrible. Dishes were inedible!!!!

KG
E. Tennessee
219 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first visit -- what a find! It's a bit hard to locate at the resort, but the front desk guided us over. Once inside, it's a small place with bar seating and great tapas and wine. We shared about 4-5 plates and 3-4 wines. The staff was awesome. All the food was great and nicely plated and sized for sharing. Definitely would recommend reservations due to the size. The cost was very reasonable. Give it a shot, you won't be sorry!

j
Denver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this experience was great. Even the music was great! Bartender/server Elisse was fantastic!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unforgettable!

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FD
Palm Springs
374 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Counter Reformation is a lot of fun, reasonably-priced, and staffed by delightful and attentive professionals. I'd been there a few days before, and I liked it so much that I quickly returned with my wife, who agreed that this is THE spot for a nice wine and small plate. Very interesting menu - limited enough to be creative, fresh, and savory, but sufficient enough that everyone can find something to enjoy. The plates are small, but the flavors are rich and robust.

FD
Palm Springs
374 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Counter Reformation is a fun, quirky little European style wine bar with sufficient wine and snack offerings for "just the right amount" of libations and tastes. There is an authentic and genteel feel about the place that is, as it self-describes, familiar to the Tabac or Cave-like neighborhood finds in Paris or similar cities.

RB
Palm Springs
184 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Only went for drinks. Couldn't submit this review without putting something in the "food" category. Wine selection is terrific and moderately priced. The servers are friendly and gave great advice when asking about different wine choices. Had a pleasant "speak easy" atmosphere.

NC
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very loud and crowded. Must have reservations which we did. Really packed in at the bar. Interesting crowd and atmosphere. I thought it was going to be a more romantic atmosphere. Once I adjusted to the noise and crowd we were fine. We would stop in again.

LT
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the most amazing dinners I’ve had in a long time. I almost don’t want to write a good review to keep it a secret! The food was outstanding. The carpaccio, caviar and mushrooms were amazing, but the fois macaroons you must have with a glass of bubbles, trust me, they were one of the most Andi g things I’ve ever eaten. You won’t want to miss this place!